And here’s another

October 1, 2007

Following my last post – here is another site that is aimed at aggregating shared items from friends – friendfeed.
The problem with it (other than the fact it will also not create the standard) is that it requires you to provide your password to every site. Do they really expect people to do that? There is no way that I am going to provide my password to them (or facebook, plaxo, …).
Seems like many sites are asking for it recently. Since they all ask for it, it may mean that people are actually doing it.


too many seperate applications

October 1, 2007

Social Networks, email, IM, voice, unified communications, SMS, VOIP and more.

Each one is made up of two many systems that are doing the same thing – each trying to dominate the market. There has to be something that would connect all of them together and will create the standard. Once they can all talk to each other then market domination will no longer be important. There are quite a few start-ups that aim to do that today – xobni, orgoo and more. Is any one of them doing a good enough job to unify everything? I don’t think so. There is a great potential to democratize the web on this

officially web 2.0

September 29, 2007

I am on facebook – and checks it out 10 times a day.

I am on Twitter – but only updated it twice. I guess I need more frineds on Twitter to start following in order to really enjoy it. Maybe I would follow Scoble, he seems to enjoy people following him. He will follow me if I follow him…
I have a blog. It is still pretty lame, but it’s a start.
I have an idea for a facebook application – connect twitter to facebook. There are some apps that do that, but none is too good. I guess I need to learn php. Well, that’s going to be fun

First steps into facebook

September 25, 2007

I got into facebook.

I figured out that the only way to really understand what it’s all about it to just do it. Immediately I got 3 friend requests. That was cool. I have friends. Soon after somebody sent me a drink. Wow! I got a drink! Now what? I can also send this drink to somebody else? That’s so cool. Why didn’t I think of that before?

And then I find out that many facebook apps are coming from this one company who’s making millions on it. Is it just me, or that does not make sense?

Then I wanted to have some other applications. I read Guy Kawasaki’s post on halo 3 launch and realize that zombies is an application with 4.5 Million downloads. So I have to get myself one of these. I install it and it turns out that I now have a zombie and I can attack other people who have zombies. Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?
Do people really use that?

Is it a bubble?

September 25, 2007

I guess the simple answer is yes. We are in a bubble. The only question is how long will it take for it to burst.

I can’t believe that any VC gave 6.5M$ to a company that was founded by a 6th year old. If this kid is actually running the show then they must be out of their minds. If he is just a front, a way to get the blogsphere to talk about that – well they have managed to do that.

I went to this panel on web 2.0 the other day and met a guy that has a start up. He and 2 of his friends have an idea for something, but only one of them is a developer so they outsource the development work to India. These guys have an idea so they outsource the work. That’s a smart move. That’s pure .com all over again. Going back to the basics – the core competency is something that you do in house. The work that is commodity – that is the thing that you outsource. If everything that they do is commodity – why start up in the first place?

But I guess it’s just me

1st post

September 25, 2007

So I started  a blog. I guess it’s the same question for everyone that starts their own blog – how to start.

I am trying to understand web 2.0 in a more practical way. I have been reading about it for a long time, playing with SOA, SaaS, AJAX, Silverlight, mashups, popfly and more, but I understand that without actually blogging and going into facebook I will never get it.

So what’s my point in this blog? I look at it as a sort of way to think out load. I don’t really expect people to read it (except for the occasional track back related visitor). It’s just a way for me to talk to myself and try to make some sense.

The question would be what happens when I have something to write about that I don’t want to occasional visitor to see? What about ideas for a start up? I am still not sure about that. Will have to wait and see